The Neon movie theater announces reopening details

The Neon movie theater, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton. (Photo source: Facebook)

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The Neon movie theater, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton. (Photo source: Facebook)

The Neon, Dayton’s downtown movie theater, has announced it will reopen Wednesday, July 1.

Patrons can once again snack on popcorn while watching indie films.

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To ensure the safety of the staff and guests, the theater plans to follow these guidelines:

• Masks are required for all staff and guests except when eating in an auditorium.

• Our entrance to the building has moved to THE NEON’s patio doors. This will streamline transactions — separating ticketing from food purchases. Additional time between screenings will also minimize lobby traffic.

• Commonly touched surfaces (door handles, tabletops, etc.) will be sanitized every 30 minutes.

• Floor markers will assist with social distancing, and hand sanitizers are located throughout the lobby.

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The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton's new marquee was installed on Feb. 19, 2018. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton's new marquee was installed on Feb. 19, 2018.  Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton's new marquee was installed on Feb. 19, 2018. Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

• Please arrive before the scheduled showtime. Seating will begin approximately 40 minutes before each show.

• In the auditoriums, every other row will be unavailable. Groups may sit together, but 3 seats will be required between parties in each row.

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• We have increased the time between screenings to allow us sufficient time to sanitize the auditoriums. For additional assurance, seat wipes will also be available for customer use.

• Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat or new loss of taste/smell.

Since closing temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic, The Neon has offered movies to watch from home on an online streaming platform.

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